Monday, November 29, 2010

RCS Newsletter - Winter tires

December is almost upon us, and Winter tires are upon our Kia Rio5. This was a safety feature our Board decided to add this year, in part thanks to the generous contribution of funds by SaskCentral. We also have our Winter safety kit in the vehicle, so our members are conveniently stocked for a Saskatchewan snow season.

We're still working on acquiring a second vehicle. We're learning that how we purchased a vehicle the first time was much easier than trying a large dealership with a large finance company that isn't familiar with car sharing organizations. However, we'll press on until we talk with the right people and get the best deal for our members.

This semester, RCS was the focus of a University of Regina class assignment in Entrepreneurial Marketing. Third-year Business Administration students analyzed statistics data to determine target market locations, and developed potential marketing plans.

I'll be presenting on behalf of RCS at Green Drinks on Thursday Dec. 2 at 5:30 p.m., at Abstractions Cafe on Rose St.

Our next Board meeting is 1:00 p.m. Dec. 11, a Saturday. Contact us for the location if you're interested in attending to meet the Board members (or to volunteer).

Yours in Sharing,

John Klein
Regina Car Share Co-operative

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Pot luck supper

You're invited to a pot luck supper at 2221 Athol St., 6:30 p.m. Thursday October 14, 2010. Bring whatever dish or dessert you want. RSVP welcome but not required.

The supper will be followed by a short board meeting, and after 30 minutes the meeting will finish and further discussion can take place at a pub.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Green Home Show, and parking

Good evening car share enthusiasts,

We'll have a booth at the Green Home Show, Monday Sept. 20, 2010 at the Italian Club on 13th Ave. 5:00 p.m. Any questions about the Show, call Paul Dechene 757-9849.

And, in case you didn't get our newsletter the other week, we've relocated our first vehicle to Broad St. and 12th Ave., and are putting the final touches on acquiring a second vehicle for our 13th Ave. and Angus St. parking spot.

With two vehicles, and locations, convenience just got increased for current members, and you can join to gain the benefits of car sharing too. Our REFUNDABLE member share is much less expensive than registration for a private vehicle, and our application fee is only $25, giving you 24 hour/7 day access to our growing fleet.

Yours in sharing,
John Klein
Regina Car Share Co-op

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Learn about Car Sharing

Regina Car Share is pleased to offer two information sessions, in conjunction with the Regina Public Library.

Our two information sessions:

Central Branch Library, Media Room
September 13th, 2010 at 7:00pm

Connaught Branch Library
September 28th, 2010 at 7:30pm

Friday, September 3, 2010

RCS September 2010 Update

On September 2nd, Regina Car Share (RCS) met with the City of Regina's Environment Advisory Committee to explain what car sharing is, and how it benefits the environment. We naturally pointed out how it also saves members money, and compliments other forms of public transportation too. The committee was very interested in car sharing, and is willing to explore it further, especially after they formally examine the cuts to pollution car sharing enables. If you'd contact the city's Environmental Advisory Committee and express your support for car sharing, that would be helpful to everyone. And if you're not yet a member, joining is the best way to support the co-op.

Also, RCS is pleased to welcome several new members to the co-operative, including an engineering firm downtown. To better serve all of our members, we're shopping for a vehicle to park at 12th Ave. and Broad St. We hope to have a more precise announcement about an expansion of our fleet, soon.

We've had a couple people report that they had difficulty accessing the application form on our website, using Internet Explorer. If you use Firefox, it works perfectly. If you have questions, please call or email us for assistance.


John Klein
Regina Car Share Co-operative

P.S. Were always looking for volunteers or members who would like to serve on our Board. Send us an email or give us a call for more information.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Earth Day Presentation on car sharing

I'll be giving a presentation about car sharing at the Regent Place library branch on April 22, 2010 Earth Day 7:30 PM. Contact the library to pre-register.

107 Albert Street, 777-6086

I'm also pleased to announce that our Kia Rio 5 is now parked at a more permanent home on the 2200 block of McIntyre St. in Transitional neighbourhood. This location is more central for our current member base, and is still easily accessible to Cathedral and Downtown residents and businesses who are eying a membership in the car share.

And here's a reminder that existing members can earn $25 credit for every member they sign up into the co-operative.

John Klein
Regina Car Share Co-operative

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Website downtime

I just spoke with our webmaster, and's main website and email are offline temporarily as he deals with a distributed Denial of Service attack. Yes, we're collateral damage of Internet warfare. And you thought running online businesses were easy? ;-)

Our website should be up again soon, and members can still book the car since Car Share Everywhere is up and running in Vancouver.

UPDATE: The website went back up the following morning.

AGM complete, Board meeting this week

There's a board meeting at 2221 Athol St. at 7:30, Tuesday March 30th, 2010.

The Annual General Meeting wrapped up today with more than than half of our membership showing up, as well as many eager volunteers. Minutes will be posted later, on our website.

Friday, March 26, 2010

AGM reminder

The RCS AGM is this weekend. If you want to vote at the meeting, you'll need to be a member, so pick up your Driver Abstract and photocopy of license before SGI offices close (on Saturday at the absolute latest), and print the application form from our website.

The AGM time (1:00 Sunday at Cathedral Community Centre) is advertised in the Prairie Dog, and each member should have had a notice emailed to them several weeks ago.


On Earth Day, Regina Car Share Co-operative will send a representative to speak at the Regent Place Branch (page 34 33) of the Regina Library.

Friday, March 5, 2010

AGM coming up

The Regina Car Share Co-operative is among the car share co-operatives in the country currently meeting at a national car share co-operatives' conference in Calgary.

Our AGM is also coming up within a month, so watch for our announcement of date, location, and time soon.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

January Board Meeting

January 14th, Thursday at 6:00PM
2221 Athol St.
It's a pot luck supper followed by the board meeting. As usual, the public is invited to participate.